Clothing and textile

Russia: Regulations on mandatory identification marking of clothing and textile

 1. Draft procedure for identification marking of clothing and textile

As of 1 July 2020, the Russian Government is planning to make identification marking of textiles and clothing (“light industry” goods) mandatory for all importers and manufacturers.

Draft procedure for the mandatory identification marking of light industry goods was published on 23 September 2019.

Ukraine: Adopted Technical Regulation on Labelling of Footwear Materials

The Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine has adopted Technical Regulation on Labelling of Footwear Materials. As at 14 July 2019, the adopted TR has not entered into force. The TR will enter into force at the same time the existing TR on footwear labelling (adopted by Decree No. 632 of 9 June 2011) is repealed.

EAEU: Amendments to requirements on the safety of children products aim to improve efficiency of product safety requirements

As of 1 October 2018, the amendments to the EAEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Products for Children and Adolescents entered into force.

The amendments clarified the definition of a “type sample”. The previous version of the TR required one separate type sample for each age group, even though the products were made by one manufacturer from the same materials and according to the same technical documentation.

Russia: Adopted list of products subject to compulsory identification marking

Starting from 1 January 2019 manufacturers or importers of products included into the adopted List are required to ensure that these products bear the required identification marks. The list indicates when dates when the requirement to place identification marks enters into force for each product group.

The list of products includes:

Russia: EPR. Proposal to submit environmental charge calculation electronically

Manufacturers and importers of products subject to recycling after the loss of their consumer properties (e.g. electronic equipment, cardboard and paper packaging and textile products) within the extended producer responsibility framework, might soon be able to submit the environmental charge calculation reports in electronic form online.

EAEU: Amended Technical Regulation on the safety of products intended for children

The EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate has approved, at its meeting on 21 March 2017 in Moscow, the amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Products Intended for Children and Adolescents (CU TR / TR TS 007/2011, in force since 1 July 2012). 

As a result of the amendments, the manufacturers will have an opportunity to use modern artificial materials for the manufacture of different types of children footwear.

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